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  • Most students can’t tell fake news from real news, study shows

    Most students can’t tell fake news from real news, study shows

    If you thought you heard the last on fake news, you were sadly mistaken. A Stanford study found that the majority of middle school students can’t tell the difference between real news and fake news. In fact, 82 percent couldn’t distinguish between a real news story on a website and a “sponsored content” post. Of the 8,704 students studied (ranging in age from middle… Read More

  • Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders Crunch Network

    Stanford, MIT lead in graduating funded startup founders

    Certain universities are known to produce a high number of funded startup founders. These schools tend to share certain qualities: prestige, large STEM programs, research prowess and proximity to concentrations of investor capital.   At CrunchBase, we set out to quantify the comparative track records of such institutions. We started with a list of top U.S. research universities. Using… Read More

  • Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford

    Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford

    Today, the former co-editor of TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis, is graduating from Stanford’s MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. She’s coming away with a Master of Science degree in business — and she did it in a year. I’ll always remember her as a fantastic work partner who was the yin to my yang. A person who would not hold back from telling you… Read More

  • Stanford quantifies the privacy-stripping power of metadata

    Stanford quantifies the privacy-stripping power of metadata

    More proof, if proof were needed, of the privacy-stripping power of metadata. A multi-year crowdsourced study, conducted by Stanford scientists and published this week, underlines how much information can be inferred from basic phone logs cross-referenced with other public datasets. Read More

  • Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Its Heisman Pitch For Christian McCaffrey

    Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Its Heisman Pitch For Christian McCaffrey

    Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s hard not getting excited around bowl season in college football. More exciting than that is watching all of the teams push their own candidates for the Heisman Trophy, given out to this year’s best NCAA football player. Read More

  • Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

    Stanford Researchers Treat Autism With Google Glass

    As Google retools its Glass experiment, researchers at Stanford are using the device to help autistic children recognize and classify emotions. In a small office buried inside an administrative building at Stanford, Catalin Voss and Nick Haber are pairing face-tracking technology with machine learning to build at-home treatments for autism. The Autism Glass Project, a part of the Wall Lab in… Read More

  • Reid Hoffman to Teach “Blitzscaling” at Stanford This Fall

    Reid Hoffman to Teach “Blitzscaling” at Stanford This Fall

    You might wonder how, exactly, 13-year-old LinkedIn became a $25 billion company. It wasn’t the first social network. The company admits that, even today, people find it very confusing. Plenty of ambitious competitors have sprung up to take on the company. Yet they’ve all been smoked, eventually, by LinkedIn. It’s a familiar story in the Bay Area, where many… Read More

  • Micro Tug Robots Can Pull Objects 2,000 Times Their Own Weight

    Micro Tug Robots Can Pull Objects 2,000 Times Their Own Weight

    Like the noble ant or the sassy-yet-lovable tugboat, Micro Tugs can pull more than their own weight. The robots, which come from Stanford’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation Lab, use a “controllable adhesive” plate that sticks to surfaces only when shear pressure is applied. In one case a 12 gram robot was able to pull objects 2,000 times its own weight. Read More